Ohio Buckeye Boys State is a summer leadership and citizenship program sponsored by the Ohio Department of the American Legion for high school juniors to learn about city, county and state government. Ohio Buckeye Boys State was held June 11-18 at its new home on the campus of Miami University.
The students who attended are the Senior Class of 2018 representing American Legion General Daniel “Chappie” James Post 776 of Dayton. This year attendance was 1,192 delegates, making Ohio Buckeye Boys State the largest in the country of the 49 other Boys State programs.
This year two Wilmington community organizations worked together in sponsoring two young men from Wilmington High School to attend Buckeye Boys State — The Wilmington AM Rotary Club sponsored Seth Murdock and the Wilmington Kiwanis Club sponsored Drew Spendlove.
Seth was elected to the House of Representative and also elected House Majority Leader in the House of Representative, and fifth in the succession of Ohio Buckeye Boys State governor if ever the governor must step down.
Drew was elected County Commissioner and member of the City of Waite School Board.